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Ron Kaye: Activism and the 710 tunnel - Glendale News Press
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thumbnail www­.glendalenewspress.com - Joanne Nuckols has put the people she calls "transportation bullies" in their place for decades. She reels off the long, sordid history of South Pasadena's fight against extending the 710 Freeway t...
Pasadena Now » “Galvanized” by I-5 Fire, Anti-710 Demonstrators Reject Tunnel Proposal
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thumbnail www­.pasadenanow.com - Posted By : James Macpherson | Photography by DAVID ALVARADO Saying they were “galvanzed” into action by the July 13 Interstate 5 tunnel fire which crippled Los Angeles freeways for days, Pasadena ...
Bonin Ready to Work on Transportation Problems Throughout L.A.’s Westside
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - (Editor’s note: We’re breaking out interview with new Los Angeles City Council Transportation Committee Chair Mike Bonin into three parts. Yesterday focused on his role as Chair. Today focuses on l...
Freeway fighters host rally before Metro meeting on 710 extension - Pasadena Star-News
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thumbnail www­.pasadenastarnews.com - PASADENA - Dozens of freeway fighters joined a group of local elected officials Saturday morning at a rally to protest the proposed tunnel option for the 710 Freeway north extension to Pasadena. Th...
Avoid Eminent Domain at Regional Connector Site - Los Angeles Downtown News - For Everything Downtown L.A.!: Opinion
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thumbnail www­.ladowntownnews.com - DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - No one likes eminent domain proceedings. Getting into a situation where an arm of government moves to seize property is a lose-lose situation. Often civic leaders wind up loo...
AASHTO Transportation TV
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www­.transportationtv.org - In the July edition of News in Design takes a look at the HAWK or High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk. A growing number of transportation departments are installing HAWK -- including the District of...
Caltrans engineers optimistic on fixing fire-damaged tunnel - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - A drilling machine nearly drowned out their voices as they discussed the fire-eroded surface, a roughened texture of stones and concrete that looked like a neo-Expressionist art installation. They ...
LAX Airport To Review Safety Issues
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bhcourier­.com - Airport officials “will certainly review” safety procedures at LAX and other local airports in light of confirmation today that a teenage girl who survived the July 6 crash of Asiana Airlines Fligh...
Man who allegedly stole Bay Area transit bus drove 100 miles before being arrested
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thumbnail www­.foxnews.com - OAKDALE, Calif. –  Authorities say a shirtless man who allegedly stole a transit bus from a San Francisco terminal drove it 100 miles before being arrested. California Highway Patrol officers put d...
Rail News - SANBAG seeks bids for two grade separations, on-call rail services. For Railroad Career Professionals
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thumbnail www­.progressiverailroading.com - San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) is accepting sealed bids for the Laurel Street grade separation until Aug. 1. The $34 million project is located along Laurel Street between Pennsylva...
Cars are getting greener. What about roads? - CSMonitor.com
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thumbnail www­.csmonitor.com - It was the terrible smog of cities like Los Angeles in the 1970s that prompted a huge change in the efficiency and pollution controls of automobiles. Today, cars are many orders of magnitude cleane...
Corridor meetings give update on alternatives | update, victorville, alternatives - Victorville Daily Press
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thumbnail www­.vvdailypress.com - VICTORVILLE • The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority and Caltrans held a series of meetings this week on a route connecting the Victor and Antelope valleys, revealing to communities that the...
Transportation: Who Is Responsible?
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www­.ceosforcities.org - The state of the nation’s transportation infrastructure continues to be at the forefront of national dialogue.   With the dwindling funds from Washington, state and local governments are becoming i...
The Five Best High-Speed Rail Networks in the World
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thumbnail sustainablecitiescollective­.com - In 1964, Japan became the first country to build and operate a High Speed Rail line. Photo by bass_nroll. While California breaks ground this summer on the United States’ first bullet train and Ira...
BUS BOARDINGS HIT ALL-TIME RECORD
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www­.riversidetransit.com - RIVERSIDE, CA — July 17, 2013 — Fueled by high gas prices, strategic planning and mounting ridership among college students, the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) had 9.2 million boardings in fiscal y...
APTA: Transit users save $10,181 annually - News - METRO Magazine
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www­.metro-magazine.com - Individuals who ride public transportation instead of driving can save, on average, more than $848 this month, and $10,181 annually, according to the American Public Transportation Association’s (A...
AASHTO Journal - July 19, 2013 - AASHTO Highway Transport Committee Talks Highway Freight Provisions of MAP-21
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www­.aashtojournal.org - Last week, the North Carolina DOT hosted the 94th Annual Meeting of AASHTO's Subcommittee on Highway Transport (SCOHT)​ in Wilmington. SCOHT is charged with developing the policy and regulatory age...
Transportation For America » As the House aims to slash, tell the Senate to protect money for rail, transit & TIGER in next week’s budget vote
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thumbnail t4america­.org - The two chambers of Congress at the moment are looking at very different paths for funding transportation. The House path — though stopping short of cutting all funding by a third as proposed in th...
Natural History Museum's new exhibit tells story of a city still 'Becoming Los Angeles' - LA Daily News
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thumbnail www­.dailynews.com - Many museums tell the story of Los Angeles through the lens of their different ethnic communities, from Native Americans to Mexican settlers, from Chinese immigrants to Jews. But the Natural Histor...
Los Angeles: Free LA Metro Art Tour Video
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video­.about.com - Over 300 artists have been commissioned to beautify the LA metro since the foundation of the LA art department in 1989.  Today we are going to tour LA's Red Line on which each station was given to ...
Float Over Los Angeles In This Amazing Quadcopter Video: LAist
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thumbnail laist­.com - A videographer equipped with a quadcopter and a GoPro captured breathtaking footage of the city from a raging rooftop party in Hollywood to the Silver Lake Reservoir. Los Angeles is a city that we'...
Metro Adventures: What To Do On The Gold Line (Part 2): LAist
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thumbnail laist­.com - East Los Angeles is a heavily residential area, and the Gold Line's Eastside extension was built to allow residents easier access to Downtown and the rest of Los Angeles. That being said, East Los ...
Tunnel machine “Bertha” poses for crowd of more than 5,000 | The Today File
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thumbnail blogs­.seattletimes.com - Hundreds of people signed liability waivers and walked through a dirt yard in Sodo, to take a close look Saturday at tunnel machine “Bertha” before it disappears under Seattle for 14 months. Even a...
Public transportation prices in 80 cities around the world
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thumbnail www­.priceoftravel.com - Any good budget traveler can tell you that one of the best and easiest ways to save money in almost any city is to use the public transportation system, especially on longer journeys. As we recentl...
Big Blue Bus Launches Its Travel Like A Local Campaign
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thumbnail www­.smmirror.com - To help minimize traffic challenges and parking woes in Santa Monica this summer, the Big Blue Bus invites tourists and residents alike to Ride Blue! Suja Lowenthal, Transit Government and Communit...
Amtrak's New Locomotives Arrive
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thumbnail www­.govtech.com - Three years ago, Amtrak announced it had ordered 70 new locomotives that would serve the Northeast Corridor. Now, they're finally starting to arrive. Earlier this spring, two of the locomotives arr...
Thunderclap: Let's Transform The #LARiver!
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thumbnail www­.thunderclap.it - Greenway 2020, organized by the Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation, is a movement bringing together all Angelenos to realize a new vision for the Los Angeles River by the year 2020. This ...
The Rising Toll of Distracted Walking - Eric Jaffe, The Atlantic Cities - The Atlantic Wire
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - Of all the senseless ways to end up in the emergency room, getting injured because you're walking while using your cell phone has to be up near the top. Yet at least 1,500 Americans told that embar...
Tourists boost downtown Santa Monica business, The Lookout News
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www­.surfsantamonica.com - That approach seems to be on target. Indeed, international travelers “are our future,” Denise Pirrotti Hummel, founder and CEO of Universal Consensus, told the audience at the Santa Monica Travel a...
Long Beach asks to have Blue Line’s Transit Mall station renamed
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Nothing earth-shaking here folks, but I know that station renaming is always of moderate to high interest to Source readers. Above is the staff report on the proposal to rename the Blue Line’s Tran...
The Transit Coalition Blog | Metro smartphone app allows users to report bus and train crimes
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thumbnail thetransitcoalition­.us - Hundreds of LA taxi operators stopped at LA City Hall last week to honk their displeasure at the existence of smartphone apps that connect drivers with those who need a ride somewhere. The city had...
Los Angeles Railway bus no.321 on Flickr. Los...
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thumbnail lacmtalibrary­.tumblr.com - The Dorothy Peyton Gray Transportation Library and Archive at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is the largest transit operator research collection in the US. We are part...
Congestion Pricing: A Primer on Institutional Issues - FHWA Office of Operations
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thumbnail www­.ops.fhwa.dot.gov - This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange. The U.S. Government assumes no liability for the use of the inf...
Work paid off for Watts winners in national engineering contest - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - But don't tell him he can't excel — not after he and three classmates just beat out teens from eight other states to win a national engineering contest. Julio and his eighth-grade team from Markham...
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